Mike Vardy directs this big screen adaptation of the adventures of working class hero Joe Lampton (Kenneth Haigh). When Joe gets to know pharmaceutical tycoon Lord Ackerman (Harry Andrews) and his wife Alex (Nanette Newman), it results in an unexpected job offer. However, things aren't all plain sailing. While managing one of Ackerman's companies, Joe discovers that a former member of staff committed suicide for his part in producing a drug that proved harmful to women. How will Ackerman react when Joe tells him the news?